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Starlight 39

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Boat REF# 45424
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.29m (40'4")
Year 1991
Construction GRP
Underwater profile wing keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 56hp, Ford Mermaid (2007)
Lying Medway/Kent


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Extra Details

Designer Stephen Jones
Builder Sadler International
Lying Medway/Kent
Fuel capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 272.7 ltr (60.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 56hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermaid (2007)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.8 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

New Ford engine. Gearbox 2001. Prop has ambassador rope cutter.
The wind generator is an Ampere 100.
Batteries include: three 105 ahr domestic batteries and one 60 ahr engine battery. Avderc battery management system. Battery charger. Halogoen interior lights.


LOA 12.29m (40'4")
LWL 9.64m (31'8")
Beam 3.81m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 9,500kg (20,947.5lbs)
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1991) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


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Mainsail Hyde Tri-radial, fully battened - Slab (2005)
Headsail - Furling (1991)
Other sails Genoa 140%14 (1991)
light spinnaker (1991)
heavy spinnaker (1991)
Stormgib (1991)
Heavy weather blade (1991)
Genoa 2 110% (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

The headsail is a Westway crosscut sail.
Stormgib with hank which goes up inner forestay.
Removable inner forestay. All control lines lead aft to cockpit. Furlex roller reffing to headsail.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile wing keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Ballast 3312kg.
Hand laminated hull with full length ribbed interior. Aluminium toe rail. The solid lead antimony wing keel is through bolted to a deep laminated stub using stainless steel studs. The hull was re-epoxied in 2006/7. Reinforced drying legs are built into the topsides.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Further detail for accommodation:hot and cold water to forward ensuite heads with separate electric bilge pump. The two berths in main cabin have substantial lee cloths for use at sea. There is ample storage in shelves and cupboards. Large Galley with 'Force 10' two burner stove, grill, oven and auto flame cutout. Top loading isotherm icebox with seacock cooling system. Extra items include reading lights, vanity unit, mirrors and hanging lockers.
Dark cherry Deluxe Alcantara upholstery with matching curtains.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Navigation instrument detail includes:
Kenwood CD/Tape/Radio player with 10 CD autochanger, saloon and cockpit speakers.
Raythoeon ST60 Log. Remote keypad at helm. Raytheon R80 10"plotter with C-Map electronic charts. ICOM VHF M56.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lowfrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
XM 200 dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Further detail on safety equipment: Two horseshoe lifebuoys, drogues & lights. MOB recovery system. Seasava Plus 6 man liferaft with offshore pack.

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.

This is a highly specified, well equipped sailing yacht. A good turn of speed should make this of interest to those who might want to have a go on the race course as well as its 'forte' as a good cruising yacht.

As you can see, the boat has been updated regularly and the owner has provided a very detailed specification which can be made available on request.

These are well known boats which were designed by the experienced hand of Stephen Jones. Drawing on many influences, the boat offers a spacious deck layout with thoughtful design, together with a powerful but easily managed rig and sail wardrobe. Passage making should be comfortable and this boat will make good time.

Below decks the layout takes full advantage of the boats size and dimensions. There is a lot of nice detail which would appeal to the 'first mate!' including storage areas and a vanity unit. The double heads facility should also be of interest.

A close examination of the pictures and the detailed inventory should leave you in no doubt that for this length of boat she will be a good buy.

This Starlight 39 has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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